the country of norway, a kingdom (still) is located in northern europe, west of sweden. it is stretching far north to europe's north cape, and includes the svalbard islands towards the north pole. population: 5.4 mio, capital: oslo. history, briefly: :: kingdom established in 872, valid ever since. :: from 8th to 10th century: prime time of norwegian vikings. :: discovered iceland, settled in greenland, detected america ("vinland", in today's canada). :: 1537 to 1814: norway was a part of the kingdom of denmark–norway. :: 1814: lost old norwegian provinces of iceland, greenland, and faroe islands to denmark :: 1814 to 1905: personal union with the kingdom of sweden. :: 1905: fully independent again. :: 1911: roald amundsen and his team first at south pole. :: 1940 to 1945: occupied by germany.
i gave norway many visits - first one: 1967, most recent one: 2019.